The state energy suppliers in Upper Austria, Carinthia, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol and Vorarlberg do not want to bring forward price adjustments. This was announced by the energy suppliers on Thursday. It was only on Wednesday that the announcement by Energieallianz Austria (EAA) about early index adjustments at Wien Energie and EVN caused waves to run high. At Burgenland Energie, also part of the EAA, the prices will remain the same for the time being.
In Upper Austria, Energie AG is sticking to its price guarantee for electricity and gas on standard products until January 1, 2023. There have already been price increases at Linz AG. Electricity prices went up on July 1st. The same applies to Salzburg AG: the energy supplier increased its prices at the beginning of April. A spokeswoman for the company ruled out further adjustments for existing customers this year – both for electricity and gas.
Energie Steiermark also announced electricity and gas price adjustments in the spring. Since April and May respectively, electricity and district heating have become more expensive by up to 20 euros per month. From September, natural gas will incur additional costs of 29 euros per month for an average household.
An early index adjustment is not planned at Kelag, according to the Carinthian energy supplier. However, Kelag had already announced in mid-July that it would raise the natural gas consumption price for private and small commercial customers to 9.87 cents net per kilowatt hour in November.
The Tyrolean state supplier Tiwag only increased the electricity price by 15 percent in June, which should increase the electricity bill by six percent. “No increase is planned for existing customers until June 1, 2023,” said CEO Erich Entstrasser. For new customers, however, a different rule applies: For them, the prices increase, depending on how the Austrian electricity price index (ÖSPI) develops.
In Vorarlberg, electricity and gas prices will remain stable until at least April 1, 2023. State governor Barbara Schöbi-Fink (ÖVP) emphasized this several times in the course of the discussion about a possible electricity price cap in the past few weeks.